Most students entering college in fall 2021 had a disrupted high school experience. COVID-induced distance learning challenged students academically, technologically, and psychologically. The pandemic required some to take on new responsibilities at home while managing unfamiliar expectations to finish high school. Following a distressing senior year, these students will soon enter college.
Results from the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), administered by Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research, offer insight into entering students’ high school experiences and their expectations for the coming year. Current findings, including dynamic visual displays, and more information about BCSSE are available bcsse.indiana.edu.
Colleges and universities participating in BCSSE can use their data to study their students' high school experiences and address student needs. Aggregate BCSSE results and results filtered by student characteristics can help inform all colleges and universities as they plan and program for their new students.
Review three feature stories and student comments below. The BCSSE COVID Dashboard displays the most current results and allows for additional filtering.
Banner photo courtesy of University of Minnesota - Duluth.